Dictatorship-in-the-making 1: Dictatorship-in-the-making 2: Interesting, huh? Especially the parallels. If anyone in their countries dares to criticize Putin or Chavez, it's the fault of those damn interfering freedom-loving foreigners. If you paid attention to world politics, you could see all this coming a mile away. Still, not a nice trajectory for this to be taking. Like we don't already have enough problems in the world.